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Situated a few miles to the south west of Whitby the Pickering to Grosmont line covers about 18 miles through some spectacular scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors national park. "The line is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust who have run the line as a living museum since 1974" There are many different types of locomotive hauled passenger working both steam and diesel. With the occasional photographic freight charter or permanent way train.
Railway type and traffic
The trains are mostly steam hauled, with occasional diesel turns and failure stand ins. There are numerous events and galas.
For more details see the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire is a beautiful part of the country with large rolling hills and amazing scenery. It is also very open and very exposed so weather here can be extreme at certain times of the year. Given the moors nature of the location it would be sensible to dress for the outdoors and expect the weather to change.
The station has a small car park
As well as a small shop selling snacks Goathland village (aka Heartbeats - Aidensfield) is just outside the station, there is plenty of shops and newsagents. To cater for the tourists.
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NYMR, Goathland Station
NYMR, Goathland Station general view map
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NYMR, Goathland Station
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There are a number of locations on and around the station. The best know being from the bridge at the south end of the station.
The north end of the platform affords a superb view of the line as it climbs up out of the 1 in 49 grade from Beck Hole and Darnholm.
Links to photographs at this location
Rail-net - NYMR Diesel Gala
Northern Railways - Goathland
General views - All photographs © Marcus Dawson unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
From the over bridge to the south of the station this view shows a train arriving from the south.
Fig 2 - Facing north
This is the classic shot of Goathland Station, taken from the road over bridge to the south of the station
Fig 3 - Looking north - Photo by Nick Wise
Fig 4 - Looking north - Photo by Nick Wise
Fig 5 - Looking west - Photo by Nick Wise
Fig 6 - Looking north - Photo by Nick Wise
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